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Copyright Guide for Faculty: Audio & Visual

Showing cinematographic works

Under the new Copyright Modernization Act (s.29.5d), cinematrographic works can be shown on the premises of an educational institution for educational or training purposes and not for profit, without having to pay copyright royalties, as long as the work is legally obtained. 

iTunes and Netflix

It is recommended that videos from iTunes or Netflix NOT be shown in the classroom without written permission from iTunes or Netflix. iTunes specifies that the videos are for "personal use", while Netflix specifies that the videos are for "household use". Neither apply to classroom use.

Videos or Audio-CDs

You can ...

  • Embed up to 10% of an audio or video file into Blackboard from a CD/DVD.
    •  As long as the work is for educational purposes and was legally obtained.  
  • Make copies for your courses if the video or audio files are available on the internet AND there is no explicit notice that disallows copying for educational purposes AND you don't have reason to believe it's online illegally.   
  • YouTube:
    • Before using a YouTube video, make sure the content has NOT been uploaded illegally (should be uploaded by the owner/creator).
    • YouTube marks those videos that can copied and used via their own YouTube video editor with a Creative Commons attribution, such as (CC-BY) license notification. You must check the terms of each type of Creative Commons license.
    • If copying is NOT permitted, you must link to the YouTube video directly on their website - no editing or modifications can be made.
    • For alternative selections, please visit YouTube's for Schools site for videos that have been specifically created for use in the classroom. 

Search the Library's DVD & VIDEO collection

NOTE: You can just make a copy, you cannot make any alterations or adaptions to the work unless there is a Creative Commons license associated with the work that permits editing.

If you wish to edit an audio or video file or use more than 10%, contact the Library, who will seek permission on your behalf.

Licensed Streaming Videos

Video Collections

The following information applies to streamed videos from our licensed vendors, such as CBC Curio, Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video by Alexander Street Press, or the National Film Board (NFB) Campus collection.

  • You can only use the videos in the manner provided by the vendor.
    • If they provide a link or embedding code, you may do this. 
    • If they provide the ability to download the video (NFB only) you may do this, but for a price.
  • Any other use, such as copying onto a DVD or USB is not allowed as this would be breaking DRM (Digital Rights Management) software.
  • If you need to use a streamed video in a remote location that does not have Internet access, please contact the Library using the Copyright email.
    • We can look into one-time authorization from the vendor to use the video in an alternate format.

‚ÄčIndivdual Titles - Library Catalogue

JIBC Library has purchased a number of individual streamed videos, and we are buying more whenever we can. 

You can access them through our online catalogue: 

  • Search in the Advanced page
  • Select streaming media in the format drop-down box
  • Click Search

 Following is a sample of what is available